06/06/2018, 8:51 pm EDT

An Extreme Cold April is Followed by Record Warmth in May for the U.S.

A stratospheric warming event over northern Russia in late FEB/early MAR caused a weather pattern that produced unusual cold and snow in Europe in March, Canada/U.S. in April and lingered northeast Canada in May. One extreme breeds another. South of the Canadian cold and snow in May the U.S. was record warm.
06/05/2018, 4:10 pm EDT

Advancing Australian Drought

The drought condition across Australia worsened in May and based on trends in the subsurface equatorial central/east Pacific Ocean an El Nino is on the way likely to worsen the Australian drought the second half of 2018.
06/03/2018, 11:58 am EDT

U.S. Climate Extremes Driven By Regional Warm and Cool Ocean Temperature “Blobs”

Warm and cool "blobs" of ocean temperatures southwest of the U.S. and in the northwest/northern North Atlantic are helping to drive a climate pattern producing extreme wet events AND expanding drought.
05/31/2018, 8:23 pm EDT

Climate Diagnostics Increasingly Supportive of a Quiet TC Season in North Atlantic

Unusually cool surface/subsurface conditions in the tropical North Atlantic coupled with warming of the subsurface in the central/eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean are climate diagnostics supportive of diminished tropical cyclone activity in 2018 for the North Atlantic basin.